Fogtoberfest at Fogtown Brewing Company
Oct
13
11:30 AM11:30

Fogtoberfest at Fogtown Brewing Company

On Sunday, October 13th, Fogtown Brewing Company presents Fogtoberfest, an all-day indoor and outdoor party featuring tastings of new releases as well as brews from our reserve cellar, live music from open til close, and food specials by Eat At Joe's, including beer brats & giant pretzels! Multiple tap areas, including in our garden!

Doors open at 11:30am | No cover
Tasting tickets for sale at door.
$20 = 5 taste tickets + Fogtoberfest 2019 taster glass
$15 = 5 additional taste tickets

Music line up (approximate times):
12-1pm: Gordon Thomas Ward
1:30 - 3pm: Bare Back Rider (featuring Curtis Russet & Pete Davis from Shirt Tail Kin, & Rachel Bell from Milk & Honey Rebellion)
3:30-5pm: B Singer & Friends
6-8pm: Fogtown Family Band (inside)

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Winnowing Blueberry Ale Release Party
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Winnowing Blueberry Ale Release Party

On Thursday, October 17th, come out to Fogtown to celebrate the release of Winnowing (5.1% ABV), our mixed-fermentation, gluten-free blueberry ale!

Winnowing was brewed entirely with Maine-sourced ingredients, including organic blueberries from Blue Barrens Farm - a Downeast Salmon Federation land trust in Cherryfield, oat malt from Maine Malt House, LLC. in Mapleton, Centennial hops from The Hop Yard in Gorham, lactobacillus plantarum & juggernaut kveik cultivated by Mainiacal Yeast in Bangor, and wild & champagne yeasts house-cultivated at Fogtown Brewing Company. While this beer is naturally gluten-free, please be advised that it may contain traces of barley & wheat as it was produced in a facility which is not 100% free of gluten...

Thanks to our friends at Downeast Salmon Federation!
Proceeds from Winnowing will benefit DSF

Release party hours are 5-7pm; stay tuned for more details!

Eat At Joe's food truck will be here serving wholesome food (gluten-free options, including bread!) made with all organic ingredients, including grass-fed beef sourced from local farms.

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Brewing Basics for the Aspiring Home Brewer
Oct
29
to Nov 12

Brewing Basics for the Aspiring Home Brewer

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Discover the centuries-old art of brewing beer in a two-class course (Class 1 on Oct 29th, Class 2 on Nov 12th) taught by Jon Stein, co-owner and head brewer at Fogtown!

Please click here to register at the Ellsworth Adult Education website!

We’ll cover the basics: sourcing ingredients and equipment, recipe building, brewing technique and methodology, beer styles and approaches, troubleshooting and off-flavors, and the craft, science, and magic behind it all! We’ll brew an example beer as a class, taking it through all the necessary steps from brew-day to bottling-day during the course of our syllabus, and will encourage students to brew their own batches at home using the techniques learned. *Note: This class meets two weeks apart for time to complete the fermentation cycle. You will bring home two bottles of beer. You must be at least 21 years old to register for this class. Makeup class (if needed) 11/19/19.

Jon began home-brewing at an early age, and later applied his educational background in biochemistry to the craft. He has worked in craft brewing for a number of years, and has studied under brewmasters from Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and Colorado.

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Art of Ellsworth/Maine Craft Weekend at Fogtown
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Art of Ellsworth/Maine Craft Weekend at Fogtown

Join us at Fogtown Brewing Company in Ellsworth for an event-filled weekend in celebration of Art of Ellsworth and Maine Craft Weekend! This year we present Shirt Tail Kin as our Maine Craft Weekend 2019 Musicians in Residence, featuring two live performances by STK. Their first show will kick off the MCW festivities at Fogtown on Friday, Oct 4th at 7pm!

The craft celebrations will resume at Fogtown on Saturday, Oct 5th: We'll have pottery demos, brewery tours, a songwriter's workshop with our Musicians in Residence, the members of Shirt Tail Kin, and of course great farm-to-table food by Eat At Joe's food truck (here always during taproom hours)! And we'll cap it all off with an acoustic show by STK at 7pm on Saturday night.

But don't forget that the artisan hub upstairs at Atlantic Art Glass will begin at 10am on Saturday, Oct 5th, with their Glassblowing Pumpkin Patch - Maine Craft Weekend!, featuring demos and autumn-inspired work for sale (running through Sunday!).

Full Schedule of Events at Fogtown:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH:
7PM: Kickoff Party with live music by Shirt Tail Kin

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH:
12-4PM: Pottery demos by Kreg McCune Pottery; he’ll be producing Fogtown tea mugs!
2:30PM: Brewery tour by Fogtown brewers Molly Friedland & Mathias Kamin
4-5PM: Songwriter’s workshop with Pete Davis & Curtis Russet from Shirt Tail Kin; they play some of their songs and answer questions about the songs and the songwriting process.
7PM: Live music by Shirt Tail Kin (acoustic show)

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Shirt Tail Kin at Fogtown Brewing Company
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Shirt Tail Kin at Fogtown Brewing Company

Two shows by Fogtown’s Maine Craft Weekend Artists in Residence! Music by Shirt Tail Kin will start at 7pm on both Friday and Saturday nights! Friday night is Fogtown’s Maine Craft Weekend kick off party! And don’t miss the songwriter’s workshop at 4pm on Saturday, Oct 5th as part of Art of Ellsworth/Maine Craft Weekend at Fogtown

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Huckleberry Ale Release Party at Fogtown Brewing Co
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Huckleberry Ale Release Party at Fogtown Brewing Co

On Thursday, September 26th, come celebrate the release of the Huckleberry Ale, a Fogtown Brewing Company and Frenchman Bay Conservancy collaboration beer brewed with huckleberries hand-picked during the Frenchman Bay Conservancy forage hike at the Baker Hill/Long Ledges Preserves in Sullivan, ME on September 1.

5-7pm | Proceeds from the Huckleberry Ale will benefit FBC.

Eat At Joe's food truck will be here serving great eats made with local and organic ingredients.

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Gentle Temper at Fogtown Brewing Company
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Gentle Temper at Fogtown Brewing Company

Gentle Temper returns to Fogtown Brewing Company on Tuesday, September 10th! Come on out for some ocean folk (with a blues tide) by Boston-based musicians Ryan Meier and Marion Earley.

7PM | No cover
Check them out at gentletemper.com

Eat At Joe's will be right outside our door, serving hamburgers, sandwiches, loaded nachos, and more!

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The Brooklyn Tighten Up at Fogtown Brewing Company
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Brooklyn Tighten Up at Fogtown Brewing Company

On Friday, September 6th, Fogtown presents an evening of soul, funk & R&B with The Brooklyn Tighten Up, the Brooklyn-based throwback sextet featuring Will Jones, Ryan Blotnick, Jesse Villalobos. Mark Tipton, Cecil Gardner, & Jordan Bicki.

7PM | No cover

Delicious food by Eat At Joe's food truck which is available any time the taproom is open (until about one hour before close)

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Les Sorciers Perdus at Fogtown Brewing Company
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Les Sorciers Perdus at Fogtown Brewing Company

Les Sorciers Perdus, the Maine-based quintet led by trumpeter and composer Mark Tipton, returns to Fogtown Brewing Company on Friday, August 23rd, bringing another evening of one-of-a-kind entertainment featuring jazz and short silent films. 7pm | No cover

Make it dinner and movies night! Eat At Joe's food truck will be here!

Silent Films to be featured: "There It Is!" and "Now You Tell One" by Charley Bowers

Photo by David Wade / davewadephoto.com

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Open Mic Night at Fogtown Brewing Company
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night at Fogtown Brewing Company

Come on out to Open Mic Night at Fogtown Brewing Company on Wednesday, August 14th. Arrive early to reserve a spot! 15 minute set, Fogtown will provide a full band setup. 6-9pm | No cover

Whether you're spectating or performing, you can grab a tasty bite to eat from Eat At Joe's food truck just outside the taproom door

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Reggae at the Fort
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Reggae at the Fort

On Saturday, July 27, WERU Community Radio presents Akae Beka, featuring Vaughn Benjamin from the legendary band Midnite! Straight from St. Croix, Akae Beka will bring their Rasta roots sound to Fort Knox in Prospect, ME. Opening up the evening will be Maine’s own Gorilla Finger dub.

Adding to the fun will be a special beer release by Fogtown Brewing Company, food by the Caribbean Food Whisperer, and live painting during the show! Jam the night away under the stars inside historic Fort Knox. This is a first of its kind event and all are welcome (free for kids 12 and under!), so come on out to support WERU!

Doors open at 6:30 PM, with music until 11:00.
TICKETS: $20/advance here.
$25 at door
Kids 12 and under free!


The event is kid-friendly, but dogs are not allowed. Also, Fort Knox is a non-smoking venue. WERU merchandise will be available for sale.

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Caroline Cotter at Fogtown Brewing Company
Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Caroline Cotter at Fogtown Brewing Company

Singer/songwriter and New England-based troubadour Caroline Cotter brings an evening of original folk to Fogtown Brewing Company on Tuesday, July 2nd. 7pm | No cover. If you want to grab dinner while you enjoy the show, Eat At Joe's will be here!

More information at carolinecotter.com, and check out this video of Caroline on You Tube

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Pride Finale Beach Party at Fogtown Brewing Company
Jun
30
11:30 AM11:30

Pride Finale Beach Party at Fogtown Brewing Company

Celebrate Pride Week at Fogtown Brewing Company’s ALL-DAY Pride Finale Beach Party on Sunday, June 30th!. Doors open at 11:30am, with DJ Unknown and DJ Blankspace mixing tunes all day, food by Eat At Joe's and live music at 3pm by Beach Trash, the drag-queen indie-rock band from Downeast, Maine.

No cover. Proceeds will benefit Health Equity Alliance.
More information about Pride Week events at Bar Harbor Pride Festival

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Best of the North Fest 2019
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Best of the North Fest 2019

The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau and Waterfront Concerts are teaming up to present the second annual BEST OF THE NORTH FEST at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on Saturday, June 22, 2019!

Located on the Historic Bangor Waterfront at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Best of the North Fest 2019 will reach back to its roots (Tap Into Summer and Wine on the Waterfront) to once again showcase some of the BEST Breweries, Vintners and Distilleries that Maine has to offer!

Best of the North Fest 2019 will feature diverse and exclusive tastings from 20+ Breweries such as Fogtown Brewing Company (Ellsworth), Island Dog Brewing (South Portland), Marsh Island Brewing (Orono) and Mason's Brewing Company (Brewer); a handful of Distilleries including Mossy Ledge Spirits (Etna); and 10+ Vintners from across the State. For more details, a complete list of participants visit www.bestofthenorthfest.com.

To enhance the experience, throughout the day will be performances from a musical line-up of some of the best cover bands playing the HITS and HIDDEN GEMS from a few of your favorite artists - Dark Desert Eagles (Eagles Tribute), Bruce In The USA (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) and Dead Sessions (Grateful Dead Experience). The festival has also invited a smattering of our favorite local food trucks from the area for those mid-afternoon taste cravings!

Tickets are just $40 per person for the General Session: Beer, Wine, Spirits and Music Combo Ticket and $75 per person for the VIP Session: Beer, Wine, Spirits and Music Combo Ticket.

The VIP Session: Beer, Wine, Spirits and Music Combo Ticket will include early entry to the festival for special beer tastings from participating breweries, as well as VIP parking, a light lunch and exclusive festival merchandise. For more details visit www.bestofthenorthfest.com.

Friends and Family 4-Pack ticket pricing will also be available for those that wish to purchase four or more tickets at a time. Must be purchased in quantities of 4 to activate discount. See pricing details below.

Best of the North Fest encourages everyone to have a good time, but more importantly to BE SAFE. We are offering a special discounted ticket for DESIGNATED DRIVERS so that they may come enjoy the music, food, people and atmosphere as a THANK YOU for not drinking and driving.

Previous buyers of Tap Into Summer, Wine on the Waterfront and Best of the North Fest 2018 will receive a special presale code to purchase tickets in advance of the general on sale. The previous buyers presale will begin on Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00AM.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10:00AM. Please visit https://bestofthenorthfest.com/ or www.waterfrontconcerts.com for more information.

All proceeds from the Best of the North Fest will stay in Eastern Maine to benefit the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Hymn 4 Her US/Europe Tour 2019 at Fogtown
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Hymn 4 Her US/Europe Tour 2019 at Fogtown

Hymn For Her brings another night of juiced-up backwoods country blues (with a dose of desert rock psychedelia) to Fogtown on Saturday, June 15th! Don't miss them on this stop of their tour as they make their way up & across the US coast, overseas to Europe and then back to the states.

Check out H4H's latest video

Eat At Joe's will be serving burgers, sandwiches, nachos, salads, loaded fries, and more

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Bar Harbor Beer Works Beer Dinner - Featuring Fogtown
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bar Harbor Beer Works Beer Dinner - Featuring Fogtown

Join us for a craft beer dinner at Bar Harbor Beer Works featuring Fogtown Brewing Company! Brewers and staff from Fogtown will be present during this fabulous dinner featuring a 5 course menu and 5 Fogtown beers. Grab your friends and family and join us for a unique dinner experience in Bar Harbor! Limited seating, so advanced purchase is strongly advised. Price includes tax and gratuity.

$50 per person; Tickets available now at Eventbrite

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Minor Characters at Fogtown Brewing Company
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Minor Characters at Fogtown Brewing Company

Downeast-based band Minor Characters returns to Fogtown Brewing Company on Saturday, June 8th, playing their eclectic mix of gypsy, latin and trad jazz.

7pm || No cover

100% grass-fed beef burgers, hand-cut fries, loaded nachos, and much more by Eat At Joe's

Thanks to Fiona Ostby for the fabulous art featured in our poster!

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Natural High Jumble at Fogtown Brewing Company
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Natural High Jumble at Fogtown Brewing Company

On their Poison Apple Trip You Up Tour 2019, Natural High Jumble brings their smoky jazz rock to Fogtown Brewing Company on Saturday, June 1st. Rising out of the hills of western Maine, the trio features Lindsay Mower, Matt Mower, and Joe Hodgkins.

7pm || No cover

Eat At Joe's will be serving farm-to-table fare made with ingredients sourced from local farms

Thanks to Finn O'Neil for the art we used for the poster!

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